LAS CRUCES, N.M. The Boise State volleyball team had a tough task ahead of them Saturday afternoon, facing New Mexico State University a team who swept top-10 ranked Hawai’i last weekend in Honolulu. The Broncos weren’t able to pick up the win, but rose to the challenge of a tough team picking up a first set win in their 3-1 loss to the Aggies.
In the remaining three sets, the tables turned with the Broncos hitting .026, .028 and .086 in sets two through four, respectively, while NMSU was able to register a .289, .414 and .275 effort.
Sophomore Sadie Maughan led the offensive efforts for the Broncos notching a team high of nine kills for a .353 percentage. Maughan also led the team’s net defense with four blocks (two solo). Senior Mandy Klein added a .429 hitting percentage with three kills on seven attempts while also producing 19 set assists and three blocks (one solo). Sophomore Lauren Hamm led the backcourt efforts with 11 digs while senior Jeanette Jenkins served tough in the match, recording two aces.
As a team, the Broncos recorded 31 kills for a .092 percentage, tallied 49 digs, four aces and 10 team blocks.
The Aggies tallied 61 kills and a .226 percentage with 69 digs and 11 team blocks in the match.